#1
Hello Everyone,

How can I hear the different sounds that pickups produce without actually buying them?

I have a Mexican made strat that I love. It has humbucker pickups, and I want to replace them. But I need some way to hear different tones.

Is there a website that allows you to do this? (non-manufacturers website)


Thanks for any help. I'm a noob when it comes to gear.
#3
best way is to go to a shop and see if they have any guitars with some of the pickups you're looking at. it's not an amazing plan (the same two or three aftermarket pickups tend to be in the vast majority of higher-end guitars), but it's better than nothing...
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#4
Youtube, mostly.
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#6
Seymour Duncan, Dimarzio and Bareknuckle have sound clips on their websites.
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#7
Thanks you guys.

I guess it's just toying around with everything after all.

Another question....Would my fender be fitted so that the pickups could only be replaced by fender brand pickups? Or could I choose any brand I want?
#8
Pretty much any brand will fit.

What do you want to change about your tone?

you might need a new amp
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#9
I think a little more sustain would be nice. Other than that, I don't have many complaints lol. Maybe just because I'm a newbie when it comes to pickups.
#10
Quote by Strat007
Pretty much any brand will fit.

What do you want to change about your tone?

you might need a new amp


Holy crap, how'd you get away with that avatar!
you're a stone fox
#11
Well, it technically doesn't break any rules

TS: try raising your pickups by turning the screws clockwise. That should give you more sustain.
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#12
Quote by Strat007
Well, it technically doesn't break any rules

TS: try raising your pickups by turning the screws clockwise. That should give you more sustain.


I couldn't really tell, that's like ban-bait though.
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#13
who is in the avatar? lol


and TS, what amp do you have? any effects?
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#14
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